Some of you may be familiar with this statement, theory or rule that some have called it. It is basically the idea that if one was to dedicate over 10,000 hours of practice in any endeavor that would be the necessary minimum to achieve a level of expertise in the field of their choosing. Granted this number my vary dependent on the individual but for the most part its a solid rule. One that I'm glad to say I am proudly approaching. I started this journey as an artist at a young age but it wasn't until my 30th birthday that I made a conscious decision to make art my passion once again. I turned 41 just a few weeks ago and looking back at where my work started to what I've achieved and experienced so far. I can testify that this particular rule has some merit.
To read more about this you would need to purchase the book, Outliers by Malcom Gladwell. Here I've provided a link to a short summary I found online.